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Moorish Cafe

37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 0010
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (235 reviews)
“tagine” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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1 - 10 of 593 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here the other day for a birthday celebration. As always I was not let down. The food, service and overall experience was great, Dinner was booked for 26 people,had extra people arrive, the entire staff at Moorish were fantastic. I had a wonderful...More

1  Thank thekakoii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favourite Darwin restaurants. Consistently good share food and fabulous wine list. Desserts are a treat as well.

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Solo visit on local recommendation. Friendly professional service, amazing food and a great SA Clare valley wine. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Nicstoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was 4 of us that shared 12 plates with only duplicating 2. Being able to share these amazing food sensations together with a Sangria was fabulous. Tastebuds were going crazy

1  Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Moorish cafe is one of those places that we keep going back to, mostly because I love tapas but also because they have absolutely nailed the Moorish style décor and I love the look of this cosy little place…It’s such a shame they don’t...More

1  Thank 857travelbug02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could not sit at the empty table we picked, because it was "booked", however, the next customer that walked in off the street was allocated the table. We had to sit right in front of the entrance. We ordered three tapas dishes and a...More

Thank Hubertina H
Marc W, Owner at Moorish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Hubertina H, Thank you for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. It was an extremely busy Saturday night when you walked in, but I do recall your visit. The table you requested was booked and was available until the guests who booked it arrived. You...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Took a table of 10 unexpected and everyone was well catered for. Can recommend the $25 lunch with 3 x Tapas and a Sangria or the Pita lunch. The food is fresh and fabulous and everyone was really happy with their meals - we'll definitely...More

1  Thank Splishsplash
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Got their name from a local foodie magazine as a winner of a local culinary award and it helped that it was within walking distance. I decided to do a selection of the tapas rather than the conventional menu and was pleasantly surprised by the...More

1  Thank Khukri53
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Although the food is nice, understanding the theme is Tapas, the quantity of food served was very small for the price. Not a value for money dining establishment. That said, I could not fault the service, staff were attentive and efficient.

1  Thank AAK62
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Moorish has an excellent choice of tapas, small & larger sharing plates and main courses. The food was delicious and there is an extensive choice of drinks.

1  Thank Michelle P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$42
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8981 0010
  • E-mail
Description
Moorish Café is adorned with exotic aromas, local artistry, banquette seating and a new modern look with exquisite tables and comfy chairs to truly savour the ambience. Darwin's ten-time Gold Plate Awards winner is also playing with more vivacious flavours from Spain and North Africa. The fascinating menu, features fresh local ingredients, hosts over 30 different tapas with edgy additions like the Grilled sumac spiced NT barramundi with bloodless bloody Mary and the King Salmon and Sichuan pepper pâté with fennel confit. To compliment a drop from the acclaimed cellar of older vintages try the Baharat spiced kangaroo fillet with pickled beetroot, smoked chat potatoes and goat cheese sauce, grilled NT Goldband Snapper fillet with roasted cherry tomatoes and chunky chips, sumptuous slow-cooked tagine or Dukkah crusted Black Angus eye fillet on sweet potato mash with bone marrow and red wine reduction. From private function feasts to intimate dinners for two, Moorish Café creates something delectable for every taste.
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